June having long since given way to July means that another iteration of Summer of Pride has also come and gone. This one was quite the success too, raising more than $25,000 for LGBTQ+ charities, in no small way thanks to a partnership with 70+ streamers and 40 developers/publishers. Pretty impressive to say the least, and that’s not all either…
Managing to raise that much money over the course of a single month is no mean feat, and I am fairly certain that the huge success of Summer of Pride 2020 is at least part of the reason for MidBoss deciding to… make the Summer of Pride charity storefront permanent. It’s not exactly the biggest place for digital game purchases, not by a long shot, but I have a feeling it’ll grow as more developers opt to have their title made available there. Fingers crossed.
“The success of Summer of Pride 2020 proves there is a strong demand for positive LGBTQ+ representation in games and to hear from queer content creators around the world,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss.
Oh right, might make sense to mention just what makes this one unique (and worth supporting), aside from the obvious focus on games with “positive and rich LGBTQ+ inclusive characters and stories”: 100% of proceeds will be donated to a LGBTQIA+ charity. Steam keys seem to be included with the lot, so if you’re looking for a reason to donate to a LGBTQIA+ charity, why not grab one or more games featuring such content from MidBoss’ new storefront while you’re at it? Win-win situation.
All that said, what’s next? Well, according to the MidBoss CEO: Summer of Pride 2021! With more streamers, developers/publishers, and games featured, to further promote positive LGBTQ+ representation in games. Is it 2021 yet?